SCIENT Business Idea Competition


SCIENT Business Idea Competition

August 21, 2017      

SCIENT Business Idea Competition

 The Biggest Events coming in September 2017!



Are you ready for one of the biggest EU entrepreneurship event happening this September in Cyprus?



Would you like to watch young scientists from all over Europe present their innovative business ideas?



Then don’t miss SCIENT Business Idea Competition!



This event aims to celebrate the success of our participants and their learning trip towards a new career path, that of entrepreneurship. 35 STEM PhD students and graduates have been selected from the 7 participating EU countries (5 peo­ple from each country) to present their business ideas and take part in the com­petition that SCIENT will be organising in Nicosia, Cyprus, between the 11th until the 14th of September 2017.



The final event entitled “SCIENT Entrepreneurship Academy and Business Competition” aims to put in practice and showcase to the world the experi­ences acquired during the pilot testing programme and the knowledge gained by the participants. The 5 top participants from each country will travel to Cyprus and participate in:



1. A 2-day Entrepreneurship Academy programme and

2. A pitching event together with a Competition for the Best Business Idea (2-day event).




All young scientists will present their business plans to a panel of representatives from Business Angels and Venture Capital firms coming from around Europe, in order to give them the opportunity to obtain funding and realise their business idea through the creation of their own start-up.

This stage is of vital importance for the practical application of our training con­tent, seeing in reality how our young scientists have utilised in practice every­thing that they have been taught during the pilot training seminar. Also the event will be a unique opportunity for 35 young researchers from across Europe to exchange ideas, best practices and develop a solid network between them that could lead to future successful collaborations in business and in academia.

The events will be open to the public so as to create heighten interest to young people through our media coverage and our social media and present this as an important and innovative event taking place in Cyprus. To this end, a large num­ber of academics, young and experienced researchers, consultants, public officers, decision makers, national MEPs, well-known entrepreneurs and managers and other representatives of the public and private sectors will be invited to attend.

The Business Competition event will be broadcasted live through Sigmalive.